Kakunodate’s Bukeyashiki-dori Street and the wider samurai district is a designated Natural National Monument that is as pretty as a postcard, featuring weeping cherries planted more than 300 years ago and a line of Yoshino cherry trees stretching for about two kilometers along the embankment of the Hinokinaigawa River. Bukeyashiki-dori and the Hinokinaigawa River embankments are one of Japan’s top 100 Cherry Blossom Viewing Sites, and the river embankment is a nationally designated place of scenic beauty. The sights include the striking contrast of the stern black fences of the samurai houses and the weeping cherry blossoms, the tunnel of cherry blossoms and the magnificence of cherry blossoms at night.
|Event Dates||April 20–May 5 every year|
|Event Details||April 20–May 5, 2021
Best time to see weeping cherries on Bukeyashiki-dori Street: late April–early May
Best time to see Somei Yoshino cherry trees on the Hinokinaigawa River embankments: late April–early May
|Location (venue)||In Kakunodate Town|
|Address||Kakunodate Town, Senboku District|
Event organizers may change the date and time. Please check the official website.